Top IT Infrastructure Trends for the next decade
From every end-user to decision-maker, fast, simple, secure and affordable are the top likes in the world of technology. Cloud, Big data and Artificial Intelligence are big tech heroes over the present decade with lots of traction. Talking about the IT infra, how will the future climate stays on? From Stackup eyes, we see the glimpse of IT Infrastructure technology trends which will reach to many eyes and ears in the coming decade.
‘The edge will eat the cloud’ an interesting headline stated on the Gartner blog. Decentralizing the compute to distributed nodes where the data originates is Edge Computing. It is touted to complement and at certain cases outperform centralized cloud computing. It’s a short-cut solution to work on data quickly without latency. Predictions say, by 2030, low-latency loving enterprises such as Financial Services, Gaming, Healthcare and Retail are expected to move on edge.
Making IT Infrastructure totally transparent and management irrelevant is the prime focus of Serverless Computing. Offloading compute and allied resources, operations & maintenance to provider and taking only the resultant service as customer consumable is creating larger interest from customers. With service offerings from few pioneers, we could expect offering bouquets in near time.
Doing away with repeated, non business-value-add tasks to tools and seamless automation from code to Go-Live is the latest hot topic. DevOps has seen exponential growth in the last couple of years with many application suites addressing different pain points and collectively yields a greater ROI. Right from code repository to compilation automation to closed loop feedback based infrastructure augmentation, there are umpteen possibilities of DevOps fitment.
The current decade see overwhelming adoption of cloud by all spectrum of organizations and also came the learning ‘single vendor cloud solution doesn’t appeal’ for all workload needs. Customers need choice, best of every possible offering, independence to seamlessly migrate, private to public and vice versa, dynamically scale on need etc. These demands led many brains to think about multi-cloud operation with a single pane management and the next decade is almost sure of having this as de-facto.
Once limited to only the developers and testers world, slowly Containers are becoming a default production environment ask in niche places, majorly in SaaS suites. Containers provide the freedom from coupling of application services to IT infrastructure. Containers enable applications to be lightweight, standalone, self-sustained, scalable packages that could be ported with less efforts. Cloud environments presently are driven by Virtual Machines will eventually give space to Containers to co-exist.
Apart from the foresaid, there are few interesting trends that are flowing as under current now, which will surface to garner attention in due course of shorter time. Open Source a.k.a community developed applications will gain higher penetration. Solution optimized hardware and software stacks for Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data. Open source design based white-box hardware will see deployments on large scale.